Fashion house Viktor & Rolf, which specialises in creating conceptual and avant-garde designs, was founded in 1993 by Dutch designers Viktor Horsting (born 1969, Geldrop) and Rolf Snoeren (born 1969, Dongen). For more than twenty years Viktor & Rolf have sought to challenge preconceptions of fashion, and bridge the divide between fashion and art. Viktor & Rolf have designed both haute couture ad ready-to-wear collections. The duo is renowned for their avant-garde designs, which rely heavily on theatrical and performative fashion runways. After their graduation in at the famous Arnhem Academy of Art and Design, the pair began working together and relocated to Paris.
Initial collections established the extravagant silhouettes, witty use of materials and irreverent concepts the designers would come to be known for. In 2000, Viktor & Rolf launched their company logo of a wax seal bearing the monogram V&R, and began to devote their artistic talent to ready-to-wear collections. In 2003, the designers launched a Menswear collection which co-existed alongside the women’s line until 2009. In 2015, the designers halted the ready-to-wear production and returned once more to haute couture citing that they wanted to ‘explore the limits of wearability, function and form’. Additionally, like evey respected couture house Viktor & Rolf created some beautiful perfumes: like the female fragrance Flowerbomb (2004) and the male fragrance Antidote (2006), and their flankers.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb is among my favorite women’s perfumes. The fashion duo created a stunning, sensual, and delicious perfume. Now this year they are impressing with a new edition – Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar.
The original version is considered to be a top-selling perfume with a nice aroma ideal for daily use. I like Flowerbomb perfume as it is not too powerful, nor long-lasting and sensual. I liked it when it calms on someone’s skin or clothing and leaves behind an irresistible, fabulous fragrance. The new edition is more about a sweet/aromatic/floral perfume with a nicely balanced composition of white flowers and sweet vanilla note.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar is a strong floral/oriental perfume opening with fresh bergamot oil and sweet blackcurrant syrop along with floral nectar of Sambac jasmine and Orange flower note. The base calms with sweet accords of osmanthus, creamy vanilla along with spicy hues of Tonka bean and benzoin.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar preserves the same bottle shape and design as the original version from 2015, yet with a paler pink color.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar is available as 30, 50 and 90ml Eau de Parfum.